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04/24/14 Erica Stone, Ph.D.,
University of California Irvine, "The regulation of T helper cell differentiation and function by FOXO1
05/01/14 Srinivas Mummidi, Ph.D.,
UTHSCSA � Department of Medicine, "Mechanisms Underlying HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders
05/08/14 Andreas Baumler, Ph.D.,
University of California Davis, "How the Host Response Feeds Salmonella"
As you begin the process of selecting an outstanding academic program for graduate school, I appreciate the opportunity to describe the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Knowledge in the biological and biomedical sciences continues to accelerate at a remarkably rapid pace. All of us are witnessing this extraordinary scientific revolution and almost endless application of today's discoveries and modern technologies to improve tomorrow's lifestyles and societal well-being. Recent observations concerning the influence of the microbiome on human health and disease further reinforce the fundamental contributions and influence of microorganisms on immunity, inflammation, nutrition, metabolic integrity, and neurological development. Therefore, training in the Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (Triple I) discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program offers many exciting opportunities to become the multitalented, innovative and interdisciplinary scientist and educator required to compete in today's evolving scientific world.
The Triple I program emphasizes interactive and self-directed courses in microbiology and immunology as well as meaningful exposure to other biomedical disciplines, which provides appropriate and relevant intellectual balance and preparation. Advanced courses in many key scientific areas of Microbiology and Immunology are available, so that students can build upon their expanding knowledge base. Furthermore, students learn to write and critique grant proposals, develop skills in communication, and discuss the ethical basis of scientific research and conduct. Thus, our responsibility to graduate students in the Microbiology and Immunology Program is to provide focused yet sufficiently broad educational and research experiences, so that each student encounters and utilizes state-of-the-art approaches to further their investigative talents and research explorations. This commitment will enable trainees to prepare for the range of exciting career choices that await them in the fields of academia, biotechnology, government, and numerous other cross-over professional specialties.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a basic science department located in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Our faculty teach and conduct research on infectious microbes and the immune system. The department is the nucleus for research and education in microbiological and immunological topics at UTHSCSA, and provides a dynamic environment for scientific discovery and training.
Our mission is to advance knowledge in the areas of microbial pathogenesis, inflammation, protective immune responses and autoimmunity, in order to build the knowledge necessary for therapies of the future. To this end, basic and translational research are of equal importance, to foster discovery of biological truths and translate those discoveries into new therapeutics.
Student Education and Research Opportunities
We are committed to developing the next generation of scientists, and to this end, offer a spectrum of training opportunities. We house an undergraduate research program and also offer a Masters of Science program. Our faculty train doctoral students through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Integrated Biomedical Sciences graduate program. Postdoctoral fellowships are also available.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), one of the country's leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Research and other sponsored program activity totaled a record $228 million in fiscal year 2010. The university's schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences annually has over 3,000 students and in total has produced approximately 26,000 graduates since the doors opened in 1968. The $744 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg.